Maybe The N64 Rainbow Road Isn't As Great As We All Remember

Rainbow Road on the N64 is the stuff of legends, so Nintendo set a high bar for itself when it remade the track for the Wii U. Many fans were dismayed by how much shorter it is compared to the original. But a new video from the brothers who hacked Mario Kart 8 makes a convincing case that the truncated version is a… » 8/26/14 12:30pm Yesterday 12:30pm

An Extraordinary History of the Modern First-Person Shooter and its…

Level designer and writer Robert Yang has written up a fascinating "People's History of the FPS" as a three part series at Rock, Paper, Shotgun. In it, Yang posits that first-person gaming and first-person-shooters are not, as we tend to think of them, just an industry-dominated gorefest with a linear evolution, but… » 9/21/12 1:00pm 9/21/12 1:00pm

Modders Celebrate the New NFL Season by Updating Tecmo Super Bowl to…

Ah, and now the football video game that really is just a roster and uniform update, and that's all everyone wants it to be. Just in time for the NFL's kickoff tomorrow, modders today released Tecmo Super Bowl 2012. It's the same NES classic you've loved for 20 years, updated with the stars of the current league. » 9/07/11 10:00pm 9/07/11 10:00pm

All Counts Thrown Out in Criminal Case v. UK Modder

Wednesday, a UK judge threw out 26 charges against the self-styled "No. 1 name in console modifications," leaving MrModChips, as Neil Higgs is known, to freely do his business (from his parents' home.) More broadly, some are hailing the decision as effectively legalizing legalising console modifications in Great… » 6/14/08 12:00pm 6/14/08 12:00pm